Originally Posted by Venusian Broon
However we have no idea if torturing someone actually provides useful amounts of real information. Torturing people is however very easy to make people confess/tell you all sorts of stuff, but perhaps mainly things that the torturer wants to hear, and perhaps a lot of stuff that is false.
Just look at the 'confessions' of the Spanish inquisition or practically any witch trial in the 16-17th century.
Good point. It should also be considered that those getting sluiced might not even be a member of Al-Queda or whatever terrorist group is acting up. Many of these 'terrorists' are people sold on for a price in very corrupt countries.